Peter Samuel Kussin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Campus mail 330 Trent Drive, Room 100A Hanes House, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-2372
Email address kussi001@mc.duke.edu

The majority of my effort is devoted to clinical care of patients with advanced lung disease and teaching.

I spend four months a year in Eldoret Kenya working at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as part of The Duke Hubert Yeargan Institute for Global Health and AMPATH- a consortium of North American Medical Schools collaborating with Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. I work primarily in the intensive care unit and medicine wards. I am involved in broad range of research efforts in critical care and pulmonary medicine  in resource limited countries.

Education and Training

  • Pulmonary Fellow, Medicine, Duke University, 1988 - 1989
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1985 - 1988
  • M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1985

Publications

Lalani, Hussain S., Wangari Waweru-Siika, and Peter S. Kussin. “Reply: Critical Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is It Ready for Prime Time?.” Annals of the American Thoracic Society 16, no. 1 (January 2019): 157–58. https://doi.org/10.1513/annalsats.201809-630le.

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30321062
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Lalani, Hussain S., Wangari Waweru-Siika, Thomas Mwogi, Protus Kituyi, Joseph R. Egger, Lawrence P. Park, and Peter S. Kussin. “Intensive Care Outcomes and Mortality Prediction at a National Referral Hospital in Western Kenya..” Annals of the American Thoracic Society 15, no. 11 (November 2018): 1336–43. https://doi.org/10.1513/annalsats.201801-051oc.

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30079751
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Paul, D. W., D. K. Lagat, N. MacIntyre, J. R. Egger, D. M. Murdoch, L. G. Que, and P. S. Kussin. “Validation of spirometry prediction equations in western Kenya..” The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : The Official Journal of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 22, no. 1 (January 2018): 112–18. https://doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.17.0005.

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Lin, Chen, Ravi Vakani, Peter Kussin, Mary Guhwe, Alfredo E. Farjat, Kingshuk Choudhury, David Renner, Chrispine Oduor, Carmelo Graffagnino, and Carmelo Neuroscience Knowledge Base Investigator Group. “Assessment of healthcare personnel knowledge of stroke care at a large referral hospital in sub-Saharan Africa - A survey based approach..” Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 42 (August 2017): 71–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2017.04.013.

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28457860
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Waweru-Siika, Wangari, Meredith Edwards Clement, Lilian Lukoko, Simon Nadel, Philip M. Rosoff, Violet Naanyu, and Peter S. Kussin. “Brain death determination: the imperative for policy and legal initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa..” Global Public Health 12, no. 5 (May 2017): 589–600. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2015.1094108.

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26563398
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Lewis, Jessica J., John W. Hollingsworth, Ryan T. Chartier, Ellen M. Cooper, William Michael Foster, Genna L. Gomes, Peter S. Kussin, et al. “Biogas Stoves Reduce Firewood Use, Household Air Pollution, and Hospital Visits in Odisha, India..” Environmental Science & Technology 51, no. 1 (January 2017): 560–69. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b02466.

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Burroughs Peña, Melissa S., Allison Dunning, Phillip J. Schulte, Michael T. Durheim, Peter Kussin, William Checkley, and Eric J. Velazquez. “Pulmonary function and adverse cardiovascular outcomes: Can cardiac function explain the link?.” Respiratory Medicine 121 (December 2016): 4–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2016.10.009.

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27888991
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Beesley, Sarah J., Wangari Siika, George Nyale, Protus Kituyi, and Peter Kussin. “The Worldwide End-of-Life Practice for Patients in Intensive Care Units Study: Adding Africa..” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 192, no. 6 (September 2015): 768–69. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201505-1032le.

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Roggli, Victor L., Claude A. Piantadosi, Neil R. MacIntyre, Stephen L. Young, Peter S. Kussin, Mark P. Steele, Martha Sue Carraway, et al. “Physician subsidies for tobacco advertising..” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 173, no. 2 (January 2006). https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.173.2.246.

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16391304
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Parker, John S. “Thinks curriculum model a start in right direction..” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 224, no. 12 (June 2004).

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15230441
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